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Gisella Loeffler Papers

Summary Information
Title: Gisella Loeffler Papers
Dates: 1941
Creator: Loeffler, Gisella
Extent: 1 box
Location: See Detailed Descriptions for Each Title Item for Box Locations
Language: English
Collection Number: CLRC-2007
The collection contains black and white illustration proofs for one title, and one miscellaneous watercolor.

Repository: University of Minnesota Libraries Children's Literature Research Collections

Access and Use
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Collection is open for researchers with no restrictions. Registration with the collection is required.


This collection is protected by the Copyright Law of the United States (Title 17, U.S. Code). It is the user's responsibility to verify copyright ownership and to obtain all necessary permissions prior to the reproduction, publication, or other use of any portion of these materials.


Franzi and Gizi, c.1941

Miscellaneous art,

Biographical Sketch

Gisella Loeffler was born in Austria in 1903 and immigrated to the United States in 1909, settling in St. Louis, Missouri with her family. She studied art at Washington University and went on to illustrate posters for the St. Louis Post Dispatch . After seeing an exhibit of St. Louis-native Ernest Blumenschein's art from Taos, New Mexico, Gisella was intrigued and moved to Taos in 1933 to continue her art career. She is known for her unique mixture of Mexican and Austrian styles in her children's illustrations of folktales. It is said that she signed her art simply "Gisella". In addition to illustrating children's books, she painted many murals across the United States in hospitals' children's areas. She died in Taos in 1977. Biographical Source: (Accessed 18 January, 2008)

Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection contains black and white illustration proofs for one title, and one miscellaneous watercolor.

Subject Terms
Indexing Terms
  • The collection is indexed under the following headings in the catalog of the University of Minnesota Libraries. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings.
  • Loeffler, Gisella
Collection Contents
 Location  Title
Franzi and Gizi c.1941 
Note  New York: J. Messner, c.1941
Box MC1051
black and white proofs of illustrations (3 p.)  Box MC1051
Miscellaneous art  
Note  : ,
Box MC1051
watercolor (1 p.)  Box MC1051